CARROLLTON, Ohio — One of the longest running purebred dairy cattle sales in the country will take place in Carroll County when nearly 45 head of top quality dairy cattle are led into the ring for the 34rd annual Daffodil Dairy Sale, scheduled to be held March 25.
The sale will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in the metal barn on the Carroll County Fairgrounds.
According to Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension Educator for Carroll and Harrison counties, the 2008 sale promises to have something for everyone.
Featured consignments include a 2-year old Kite daughter due at sale time to Silky Gibson. This cow is backed by three generations of excellent show ring dams and is consigned by Bill and Roxanne Casper of Carrollton.
Another featured consignment is a fresh Durham daughter with milk records over 35,000 pounds of milk. This animal is consigned by Matt Steiner of Rittman, Ohio.
The sale will include cows in milk, heifers, fancy calves, and service age bulls. Both purebred and identified grade animals will be offered for sale.
Youth 9 to 19 will have the opportunity to win four $300 vouchers in a drawing to be held immediately prior to the sale. Winners of the vouchers may use the vouchers to purchase an animal in the sale.
Immediately prior to the sale, a handmade embroidered quilt commemorating the Daffodil Sale will be auctioned for the benefit of the Carroll County Dairy/Agriculture Scholarship Fund.
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The extra long twin sized quilt titled Barn Windows features an Attic Window block design with embroidered cows featuring the six major dairy breeds. The quilt was made by Sandy Valdinger of Scio.
Two framed and matted Bonnie Mohr prints will also be sold to benefit the scholarship fund.
Sale catalogs for the Daffodil Sale are available at the Carroll County Extension Office and are also available online at www.daffodildairysale.com.
For more information about the Daffodil Dairy Sale, contact the Carroll County Office of OSU Extension at 330-627-4310.
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